Friday, October 28, 2011

25th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

25th Annual Historically Black Colleges
and Universities Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2011

hbcuLOGO.jpgRegistration Opens at 10:00 a.m. PRE-REGISTER HERE 
679 Riverside Drive at 145thStreet
New York, NY 10031

Sponsored by
Ronald McDonald House Charities and McDonald’s
Hot 97/KISS FM

IMG_4362.jpgSpeak to over 50 HBCUs, providing: application fee waivers, scholarship awards, and on-site admissions. The Fair will also host college prep and financial aid WORKSHOPS for students, parents, teachers, counselors and anyone interested in higher education. Get a feel for one of the most famous HBCU experiences during the Mid-Day Step Showcase.

ipad2.jpgPre-Register - Student participants who pre-register online are automatically entered into a drawing for an iPad2! Students, parents, teachers, counselors, parents coordintaors and school administrators are encouraged to pre-register each student. 

HBCU Fair Prep List - Students, please be sure to arrive prepared! Here is a helpful checklist that can maximize your HBCU Fair experience

Participating HBCU - Checkout the HBCU's that participated in last years Fair

Volunteer - To become a volunteer for the HBCU Fair, email your contact information to

Contact us: For more information, contact us at 212-926-8000, Ext 141 or

Teen Night Planning Committee at the Brooklyn Museum

EducatioEducation: Teen Night Planning Committee

The Teen Night Planning Committee is an internship opportunity for teens interested in learning more about the ins and outs of event planning in the arts. The Teen Night Planning Committee designs, promotes, and facilitates special Teen Nights at the Museum. Members of the Committee have the opportunity to:
  • Select local teen performers and artists for Teen Night events
  • Invite teens to take part in Teen Night activities
  • Learn how to network and promote special events
  • Develop organization and event-planning skills
  • Collaborate with peers to gain communication skills
The Teen Night Planning Committee internship is open to all high school students and runs from November to May. Meetings are held two or three Wednesdays a month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Teen Night events are held on the second Friday of the month in February, March, April, and May. Upon acceptance to the program, participants must commit to working for seven months and are required to attend all meetings and work days. For more information, e-mail

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CMA Teen Art Slam!

CMA Teen Art Slam!
Join us for a Friday night packed with art-making exlusively for young artists, 7th - 9th grades.
FREE if you RSVP to in advance to$5 at the door.
This Halloween Slam Features:
Printmaking / Make vintage-inspired scary movie posters and prints

Fashion / Halloween Costume Design

Film Screening / Frankenstein (1931)


103 Charlton Street, Manhattan 
1 to Houston Street 

Monday, October 24, 2011

High School Survey - Your participation is requested.

Whether your child is new to high school or this is his or her final year, I'd love to get some new High School reviews up on blog.  I will  also will share them with ....

The survey asks some basic info about your child's high school and then for a brief review.  Please complete when you have about 5-7 min. to fill it out in it's entirety.

Please feel free to share it with any parents of kids in high school in the five boroughs.

Thanks for your participation!  

If you're looking for previous reviews check them out here :                   review.html

Monday, October 17, 2011

Design Initiative for Community Empowerment


Design Initiative for Community Empowerment

Established in 2005, DICE is a grant-funded, after-school program that offers high school students an introduction to design through studio work, tours of design studios, public exhibitions and visits from accomplished designers. The goal of DICE is to introduce local youth to career and advanced educational opportunities in design and to prepare them to pursue these opportunities through a creative and rigorous design education program.
REGISTER NOW! Download the registration form in the "download" box below.


All classes meet at Pratt Institute on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30pm
Graphic Design
Graphic design is the visual language of everyday life, present in everything from advertisements and film titles to household items. Using a multi-media approach, students will explore the function of type and image in branding, marketing and book design. Students will confront real-world design challenges and develop creative strategies through each phase of the design process, while learning Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator techniques.
Product Design Products and tools that are intended to make our lives easier, more productive and more beautiful surround us. Exploring familiar products, students in this class will learn how to design products for a client by developing the skills needed to express ideas and the context of the field. The class includes ideation, technical drawing and model making.

Fashion Design
In this class, students will be introduced to the historical and cultural practices of contemporary fashion design, while exploring various hands-on techniques such as:  fashion illustration, hand and loom weaving, fabric coloring and printing. The cycle of fashion and textile design and its production will be investigated while considering the effect it has on the community and environment.


DICE is… “AWESOME-TASTIC. It was a great experience and chance to learn about a new form of art. I was in the Fashion Design group, and at first I was shy to the concept, but with the help of my SUPERCALIFRAGELISTIC teacher I found my “challenged” fashion sense. Ultimately, DICE is… IS? (see, I’m speechless)” -Byranna


High School students who attend NYC public High Schools are eligible if they are:
-Interested in art and design
-Self-motivated, responsible and have good attendance      
-Recommended by their art teacher or school administrator


Students are encouraged to participate yearlong, and new students are welcome to join in the spring. There is no cost for eligible students to attend the program.
All classes meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30pm

Fall 2011
Register in Person:  Tuesday, October 11, 4pm - 6pm; South Hall, Room 203
Classes Meet: October 25 - January 19

Spring 2012

Current students may re-register during class on Tuesday, January 10
Register in Person (new students):  Tuesday, January 17
Classes Meet: January 24 - April 19

Save the date! Final exhibition of student work: Tuesday, April 19th from 5pm - 7pm


Complete and bring the downloadable application form to in-person registration, or you may return the form to us by fax or mail to the address below (ATTN: Tara Kopp).


Tara Kopp
Coordinator of Youth Programs
Department of Art and Design Education
Pratt Institute/ 200 Willoughby Ave SH 203/ Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel. 718-636-3654  Fax: 718-230-6876
Supported by:
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts